African American Advisory Council

Talented 10th Poetry Slam

The City of Hollywood African American Advisory Council invites high school students to participate in the poetry/spoken word Open Mic Night at Hollywood City Hall on Wednesday, February 8th and again on February, 22nd from 6:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 
Students are encouraged to write their poems based on the topic of "EDUCATION". Students should be prepared to recite their poem during the events. First place winners will receive a "Kindle Tablet" courtesy of Liberia Economic and Social Development and AT&T Pioneers. Poems must be submitted prior to the events. Click the link above to submit your poem for consideration. For more information, please call City of Hollywood Community Development at 954.921.3271.


The African American Advisory Council's purpose is to keep the Commission and staff informed about the needs and concerns of African Americans in the City of Hollywood. The council is dedicated to promoting fairness and equality in economic, employment, housing, education and cultural opportunities.

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African American History and Culture Workshop Series

Barry University, in partnership with the City of Hollywood's African American Advisory Council, hosted an African American History and Culture Workshop Series in 2015. The workshops covered a wide variety of topics and proved to be an interactive, educational experience that included noted lecturers, informative film clips, story-telling and role-play activities. The series launched on February, 2015 and continued through the month of April. The videos are available for viewing on the City's YouTube Channel.


Email Addresses
Term Expires
Linda Hill Anderson 06/30/2018
Travis Bridges 06/30/2017
Mary Mites Campbell   06/30/2017
Donnie Comrie 06/30/2017
Katlie Farquharson 06/30/2017
Henry Graham 06/30/2018
Heather Mahoney 06/30/2017
James Marshall 06/30/2018
Samuel Prime 06/30/2018
David Rosa, Jr. 06/30/2018
Emmanuel Touze 06/30/2018
Nila Williams 06/30/2017
Sheila Desir (Alternate) 06/30/2017
John Houmes (Alternate) 06/30/2017
Vacant (Alternate)   06/30/2017

There are two positions vacant. Contact Staff Liaison Anthony Grisby at 954.921.3271 for more information.